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the obama years. more people are getting heating assistance, cell phones. you name it, you can get more of it in the obama years. point is there is no plan to rein this in. the president is adamantly opposed to any spending cuts or any reining in of these run-away programs. >>gretchen: one in six americans now on food stamps. i think one in four children, i've heard, are on food stamps. >> 19.9 million children are fed by the federal government. >>gretchen: you know what comes to mind is i wonder what president bill clinton thinks about this. he's been an advocate of president obama, obviously helping him get reelected, but he was in charge of welfare reform. a lot of these things have been rolled back. i'm wondering what he thinks about this. >> i don't think he's said anything. he's been a big supporter of president obama in the election campaign last year, but i don't think welfare reform and the reversal of reform ever came up. i don't know what he thinks about this. >>steve: this could be one of the indicators why fitch is talking about down grading the u.s. debt once again. >> pre
to help rescue him. >>> plus, the word came from the white house a short time ago, president obama is about to hold his first new conference of the new year. mornings on 2 begins right now. >>> good morning. welcome to mornings on 2. i'm dave clark. >>> good morning. i'm tori campbell. gunfire at a birthday party capped off another violent weekend in oakland. four people were killed, 11 others wounded. ktvu's tara moriarty is in oakland this morning. she tells us the surge in violence has one city leader calling for a state of emergency. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning. the spike in violence did lead to a conference call early saturday morning between the police chief and the mayor. and now the vice mayor is calling for a state of emergency. larry reid says that he thinks that the city has basically gone out of control and he believes mutual aid funds from the state would definitely help the situation. now, the most recent shooting actually happened last night at a birthday party. people scattered and ran to neighbors' houses after someone entered the party and starte
to washington, d.c. this weekend to attend president obama's second inauguration. among them, a 9-year-old boy from antioch who, as you will see, has a very bright future. he's a fourth grader at cornerstone christian school in antioch. he's an honor roll student and junior olympian. >> i like to play basketball, run track and play football. >> this weekend, he's gonna witness the 50th presidential inauguration in washington, d.c. >> looking forward to meeting new friends. >> he's one of over 300 students invited to be part of the people-to-people ambassador program. his teacher nominated him. >> he's very active. he's always very on his work. he'sdiligent. >> his dad allen told us his son takes his work very seriously. he's even memorized the declaration of independence. and he was some lofty goals. he says some day he would like to be president. but he has some important questions to the person who is currently occupying the white house. [inaudible] >> he might give the president a little work out there playing basketball. this trip was not trip. but he was able to raise over $2700, he colle
at the school and shot another 16-year-old student in the chest. prosecutors say they will try him as an adult. the victim in the case is expected to recover despite suffering critical injuries. >>> president barack obama is reviewing gun safety proposals for vice-president joseph biden and his panel. and the president could make an executive order by the end of this week. as kyla campbell reports, one republican congressman is threatening impeachment. >> reporter: dave people who support gun rights say president barack obama's support for gun orders threaten their rights. since the shooting in newtown connecticut many are vowing to make stricter gun laws and they will make an executive order meaning congress has no say. texas is starting to begin impeachment procedures to stop the president and vice- president joseph biden is expected to put through a new ban on weapons and universal background checks. but the president says it is not the same as taking citizens guns away. other gun advocates are creating fear and it is a good way to drum up business. >> even the slightest hint of some sensib
. and antitraffic and legislation to impose stiffer penalties on gun sellers, and the source says obama will not announce 19 executive actions but those he will choo is prosecuting people who failed background checks, 71,000 did that last year. lied on their background check. more work on mentality health, school security, although not arming guards. and'm examining video games. that a whole other situation we'll get into in a minute. what do you think of the chance office these getting through the body you just left, congressman? >> it's really wild talking about overreach, and let me talk about the democrats for just a sac. because hari reid talks about the assault weapon ban and the chance office his being able to get through the united states senate which is controlled by the democratic majority. he said it ain't going to happen. he said look at the red state senators who are up for re-election in north carolina, or out west, or down south, wherever they're from. and that what i'm talking not terms of overreach. if this was something close the loophole on gun shows, catch the 40% of
be the case. we're learning president obama will hold his first news conference of his second term, certainly of the new year, 2013, that will happen 11:15 this morning in the east room. it is an open press event. perhaps the reason for this is his push on immigration. we may hear some of that at the top of this news conference what he hopes to accomplish there in terms of comprehensive immigration reform. no doubt there will be questions though about the debt ceiling and how the president expects to make up those revenues, whether he will try to do that to increase taxes one form or another. there will be a lot of questions this morning perhaps on afghanistan as well. that comes up 1:15 this morning and that comes up here on fox news. bill: you wonder if his answers parallel with what senator lee was talking about or whether they go in an entirely different direction. that is where the battle lines draw on this new term. martha: correction. this will be the last press conference of the last term because the inauguration is coming up. bill: duly noted. a week from today, "america's newsroom"
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